Pumpkin decorating with melted crayons is a super cool way to combine art and science while preparing your Halloween decorations. Plus, the end result is a beautifully decorated pumpkin!
Note: For more fun-filled Halloween activities, see my Halloween Activities for Kids page.
To do this activity you need the following materials:
- Hair dryer
- Large drop cloth or some other covering to protect your work surface
The kids started by peeling the paper off the crayons. They didn’t realize it, but they were getting a very good fine motor workout while doing this!
Then the kids selected several crayons to place on top of their pumpkins.
We put down our protective covering and turned on the hairdryer. At this point, the crayons promptly blew off the pumpkin, so we replaced them and adjusted the settings on our hairdryer.
It was just a few seconds later that the crayons began to melt. And as you can see in the picture below, the wax splattered some as well, so definitely make sure you do a good job of protecting the area around your creation to avoid a big mess!
And the end result was gorgeous!
Note that the melted wax was brittle and broke easily, so take care when moving your pumpkin to its display spot.
More pumpkin resources
More pumpkin posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Drip painted pumpkins
- Tissue paper decorated pumpkins
- Books about pumpkins
- Describe a pumpkin using all 5 senses
- Pumpkin decomposition demonstration
- Pumpkin math: Measuring the circumference of a pumpkin
- Pumpkin arts and crafts
- Pumpkin do-a-dot printables
- Printable pumpkin outlines